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The Pheasant Inn

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Bassenthwaite Lake, Bassenthwaite CA13 9YE, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Shandy526 Colchester, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Colchester, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked for Sunday lunch in the bistro, knowing that it was going to be busy. However, we were disappointed to find that they had run out of roast beef, leaving only a pork roast as a roast dinner. The starters were fine, although I don't agree that beetroot adds much to smoked salmon - apart from colour. When the... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended by my guest house. I ate in the bistro, apparently they their closing the fine dining establishment at the time! I can see why, the bistro was really great , food fresh and tasty with local flavors, reasonably priced and service was great if a little noisy. Wonderful atmosphere and the decor, small lounges were what a country coach... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm on Holiday near Keswick and decided to phone the Pheasant Inn to see if I needed to book for a Sunday (Roast) Lunch for two and was told I should so I booked it for 2.15pm on Sunday 23rd March.The receptionist took my name and phone number and said good buy. My wife and I arrived and was shown... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The Pheasant isn't bad, it just isn't 'all that' and has the feel of somewhere trading on its past reputation. The place itself is lovely, but as a customer I hate that sense of somehow feeling I should be privileged to be there. I think £7.50 is a bit dear for an open, ie single slice of bread, sandwich, but... More

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Olathe, Kansas
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Spent a night there and introduced my family to a boyhood haunt....they say never go back yet in this case it was an excellent idea. The food in the Bistro was excellent....a wonderful experience. The weather was poor yet the lovely fire in the lounge was warm and toasty. Very inviting.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

My husband and I went to The Pheasant Inn for a weekend stay over the Christmas holidays. We had a wonderful time, the staff were amazingly helpful but not too intrusive which is just what we wanted! The bar was beautiful with all its old features and characteristics. The bar maid was very helpful and was able to assist us... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

Lodge rooms smelt damp and musty. Make sure you book an evening meal as they do not guarantee residents a table. Staff very attentive food excellent.Very cosy lounges with roaring log fires just what you need on a cold wet February day.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

Overall a fantastic short stay. The hotel is full of old world charm and our superior room (Ennerdale) was absolutely lovely. We both thought the young staff were excellent both in attitude and knowledge. They even sell cigarettes behind the bar ( I know this will be of little interest to many but it is quite an unusual and welcome... More

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Not a staying guest. Just a lunchtime meal , but a truly delicious Barnsley chop with trimmings (like madhouse with puy lentils and deliciously freshly-chopped mint sauce - delicious!). Even the fish and chips were excellent - the lightest, crispest batter was memorable. A pint in the comfy snug bar - 3 local ales on tap - and seated in... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful old style coaching inn. Rooms are very comfortable and clean. Legendary bar. Two great options for dinner a bistro and a formal restaurant both of which serve outstanding food. A breakfast upon which you can walk all day. Staff are all very friendly and helpful. Overall a great base with a welcome home atmosphere - especially after a long... More

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Also Known As:
The Pheasant Hotel Bassenthwaite
The Pheasant Hotel
The Pheasant Inn Bassenthwaite/Keswick, Lake District
Address: Bassenthwaite Lake, Bassenthwaite CA13 9YE, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Cumbria > Lake District > Bassenthwaite
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 5 hotels in Bassenthwaite
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Pheasant Inn 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dating back to the 17th century, this former haunt of the famous huntsman John Peel has been entertaining guests for the past 300 years in the traditional Cumbrian manner with stunning food and refreshment and good old fashioned values. With an abundance of unique period atmosphere and a sense of timelessness with the clever mix of luxurious, contemporary comforts provides The Pheasant a well deserved national and International reputation. ... more   less 
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